Holiday Guide 2018

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From sledding to holiday shows to horse carriage rides, we rounded up tons of blissful ways to celebrate the season!

Hot cocoa, ice skating, sled riding, lights — oh what fun! What’s on your “good” list this year? This magical season only happens once per year, so make the best of it! Go crazy, grab the family and make memories. That’s what it’s all about, right?

 

Sledding
Will there be snow over the holidays? Grab your sleds and head out!

Keehner Park
7411 Barret Road, West Chester; westchesteroh.org
Grab sleds and give a big hill a whirl. Midpointe Library’s Library on Wheels often shows up full of books, too. For details, call 513-424-4918 or e-mail libraryonwheels@midpointelibrary.org.

Mt. Storm Park
700 Lafayette Ave., Cincinnati; cincinnatiparks.com
Known for its awesome snow hill, the 57-acre historical park has a beautiful overlook of the Clifton Skyline and Millcreek Valley. Dress warmly and bring a large thermos filled with steamy-hot cocoa.

Perfect North Slopes
19074 Perfect Place Lane Lawrenceburg; 812-537-3754; perfectnorth.com
Big and little slopes, snowboarding, skiing and more. A variety of lessons are available for ages 4 and older, and the first lesson includes a lift ticket. For updates on opening day, follow Perfect North on Facebook.

Stanberry Park
2221 Oxford Ave., Cincinnati; cincinnatiparks.com
Known for more than it’s picturesque trails winding through 125 acres of nature, Stanberry Park is also one of Cincinnati’s hot spots for sledding.

Sharon Woods
11450 Lebanon Road; 513-563-4513; greatparks.org
One of Cincinnati’s oldest parks, it’s also a super-popular sledding spot. A valid Great Parks permit is required to enter the park.

Devou Park
1201 Park Drive, Covington; covingtonky.gov
Rolling hills and a beautiful landscape make this a sledding spot favorite. The “hot spot” is the hill near the concert bowl.

Big Bone Lick State Park
3380 Beaver Road, Union; parks.ky.gov
Wintry sledding hills, and Big Bone Lick is popular for hiking, too.

Ice Skating
Lace those skates and head to a local rink.

Summit Park
4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash; 513-745-8443; summitparkblueash.com
This 130-acre world-class park has an ice skating rink perfect for everyone — especially for beginners. Open through Feb. 18, hours vary post- and pre-holiday; check the website for updates.

O’Keefe’s Ice Rink
Fountain Square; 520 Vine St., Cincinnati; 513-621-4400; myfountainsquare.com/ice-rink/
A large rink smack dab in the middle of Downtown Cincinnati, go for a few laps around the rink then enjoy the warm tent stocked with treats and drinks. Enjoy “Santa Skates” every Sat. and Sun. through Dec. 22; open daily through Feb. 18. Admission is $6; $4 skate rental. For rink status, call 513-381-0782.

Sports Plus
10765 Reading Road, Cincinnati; 513-769-1010; sportsplusohio.com
The indoor ice rink includes a new smoothie café, entertainment and skating lessons. A skate pass is $10; skate rental free with pass. Call ahead or check the website for public skating dates and times.

Snow Flake Ice Skating
Kings Island WinterFest; 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island; 513-754-5700; visitkingsisland.com
The Royal Fountain magically turns into the Snow Flake Lake Ice experience on International Street. Polar bears welcome guests then skate around, too. Open through Dec. 31, skating requires an additional fee. Kids 10 and under must be with someone 14 or older.

Northland Ice Skating
Northland Ice Center; 10400 Reading Road, Evendale; 513-563-0001; northlandicecenter.com
Skate year-round at Cincinnati’s first indoor ice rink (where the Cyclones practice!) Enjoy music, the disco ball and ice skating or hockey lessons for all ages. Call 513-563-0008 or e-mail therink@northlandicecenter.com for lesson information. Find public skate details online.

Kettering Ice Center
2900 Glengarry Drive, Dayton; 937-296-2587; playkettering.org
Enjoy leisurely skating or try ice hockey. Open skates are available at various times, in addition to lessons. Visit the website for up-to-date information.

Northern Kentucky Ice Center
2638 Anderson Road; Crescent Springs; 859-344-1981; nkyicecenter.com
Hit the ice for fitness or fun. Daily public skate times available; see website for more information.

Holiday Shows
Add a little entertainment to your Christmas list this year. Check!

A Christmas Carol
Playhouse in the Park; Marx Theatre, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati; 513-345-2242; cincyplay.com
Watch Ebenezer Scrooge transform as he travels through the past, present and future. Through Dec. 29. Tickets start at $35.

A Christmas Story
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts; 4990 Glenway Ave. Cincinnati; 513-241-6550; cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com
“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!” We’ve heard that before! A Christmas Story follows Ralphie on his quest to get the one thing he wants for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB Gun. Through Dec. 23, Thu 7:30 p.m.; Fri and Sat 8 p.m.; and Sun 2 p.m. Cost is $29 adults, $26 seniors, students and children.

Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker
Cincinnati Ballet at Music Hall; 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati; cballet.org/nutcracker
Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker dances its magic with music by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Put this dazzling classic on your family’s calendar this year, Dec. 13 – 24. Tickets start at $36.

A Christmas Carol
Cincinnati Kinderballet; 513-481-0092; avoballet.org
Your family will love seeing the Kinderballet’s free production of A Christmas Carol. Stick around for interactive storytelling. Dec. 11, 7 p.m. at the Boone County Main Library (1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington); Dec. 16, 2 p.m. at the Kenton County Erlanger Branch Library (401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger).

Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer
Music Hall; 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati; 513-621-2787; cincinnatiarts.org
Jingle all the way with organist Mark Herman as he plays seasonal favorites. Sit back and enjoy with your family and friends, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $27.

Santa Claus: The Musical
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati at the Taft Theatre
317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati; thechildrenstheatre.com
Santa decides to retire after 1,000 years of faithful service, but the elves stop at nothing to find him a replacement. Be amused at the jolly and energetic story of a designer, Nick, and his tech-savvy daughter, Beatrice, as they go on a journey together to save Christmas. Dec. 8 – 16. Performance times are Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat – Sun 2 and 5 p.m. Tickets $10 – $35.

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
The Annie W. and Elizabeth M. Anderson Theater
MEMO Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati; 513-977-8838
Everyone’s favorite first grader is here for the holidays. Junie B. Jones brings a heartwarming message to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Dec. 8. 10 a.m., 12 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $13.

Reindeer Games
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati; 513-569-8080; thechildrenstheatre.com
During the “Cookies with Santa” event (1 – 5 p.m.) enjoy a special performance of Reindeer Games (2 and 4 p.m.) Tickets are $35 per person; free for ages 1 and younger. The event includes crafts, a treat and photo ops with Santa (bring your camera).

Christmas Lights
Of course, we all need a little sparkle and shine!

Christmas Night of Lights
Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati; 513-232-8230; coneyislandpark.com
Watch candy canes dance, see glimmering snowflakes, larger-than-life trees and tunnels of lights synchronized to tunes on your radio. Through Jan. 6. $6 per person, free for ages 3 and younger.

Land of Illusion Christmas Glow
8762 Thomas Road, Middletown; glow.landofillusion.com
A beautiful mile with millions of lights in a Christmas Around the World drive-thru experience. Visit with Santa at the Christmas Village Santa Workshop and have a hot cocoa around the covered fire pit. Through Dec. 31; Mon – Thu and Sun 6 – 10 p.m.; Fri and Sat 6 – 11 p.m. $16 per vehicle or $45 for passenger vehicles with 10 or more people.

PNC Festival of Lights
Cincinnati Botanical Zoo and Gardens; 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati; cincinnatizoo.org
The largest light show around, the zoo turns into a “Wild Wonderland” of 3 million LED lights. Take a ride on the BB&T Toyland Express, see Santa’s reindeer, listen to stories from Mrs. Claus and more. New this year are visits with Santa before the light shows kicks off. Through Jan. 1. Mon – Thu 4 – 9 p.m.; Fri and Sat 4 – 10 p.m.; Sun 4 – 9 p.m. Any day tickets $12 – $17; $13 – $17 at the gate, parking is additional.

Kings Island WinterFest
6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island; 513-754-5700; visitkingsisland.com
Stop in the Candy Cane Cafe for a tasty treat, watch Charlie Brown’s Christmas Spectacular show, listen and sing along to holiday tunes and more. Through Dec. 31. Cardholders are free with their pass. General admission $25 plus taxes or save up to $13 if you buy your ticket online.

Holiday in Lights
Sharon Woods; 11450 Lebanon Road, Route 42; 513-769-0393; holidayinlights.com
Drive slowly along a one-mile wooden trail of lights. Drop by Santaland for cookies and carols in the Sharon Centre (11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville). Through Dec. 31. $15 per vehicle; $45 for buses and 15 passenger vans. Jump on their website for a $2 off admission coupon.

Holiday Lights on the Hill
Pyramid Hill; 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road; Hamilton; 513-868-1234; pyramidhill.org
Brave Berlin (creators of “Lumenosity” and “Blink,”) brings new lights to the hill. Enjoy a two-mile illuminated car ride. Through Jan. 1. Mon – Thu $20 per carload; Fri – Sun $25 per carload; $15 for members.

2018 Annual Victorian Christmas Tour
Movement Church; 415 East 8th St., Newport; eastrow.org
Your family will be delighted by holiday decorations on this walking tour of the beautiful historic homes located in the East Row of Newport, Kentucky. Dec. 1 and 2, 12 – 6 p.m. Advance tickets $16; day-of tickets $18; free for ages 12 and under. Light Up the Fair 2018

Boone County Fairgrounds
5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington; 513-256-4085; boonelightingeffects.com
View a one-mile stretch of holiday light displays consisting of more than half a million twinkling LED lights set to synchronized music. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. each night. $6 per person (up to four people), $25 per car (five to eight people), $5 per person (nine or more people), free for ages 3 and younger.

Shopping and Carriage Rides
Make holiday shopping memorable this year!

Market Bleu
Contemporary Arts Center; 44 East 6th St., Cincinnati; 513-345-8400; marketbleu.com
Browse handmade products crafted by local artisans at Market Bleu for their Winter Quarter Market, showcasing artisans’ works of art. Dec. 8 from 6 – 10 p.m.

Christmas in the Village
10 N. Main St., Waynesville, Ohio; waynesvilleohio.com
Main Street shops decorated and filled with excitement, lights in the streetscape. Luminaries on Friday and Saturday evenings, carriage rides, entertainment and a visit from old St. Nick. More than 60 stores. Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Dec. 2 from 12 – 5 p.m.

Craft Supermarket Holiday Show
Music Hall Ballroom; 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati; craftysupermarket.com
More than 100 makers come from all over the midwest for a fun day of buying handmade items while supporting local and regional makers. Demo tables, a live DJ, delicious food and more. The first 100 shoppers get a free tote with swag screen printed by DIY Printing. Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Carriage Rides at Liberty Center
7100 Foundry Row Liberty Township; 513-644-0900; liberty-center.com
Bundle up under a cozy blanket and view the light, shops and eats. Carriages start on Sloan Way. Through December 23. Free. Fri – Sat 6 – 9 p.m.; Sun 2 – 6 p.m. Special carriage rides will be offered Dec. 31 from 2 – 6 p.m.

Annual Christmas in Loveland
120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland; 513-683-0150; lovelandoh.com
Enjoy hot chocolate on the Polar Express, a live nativity scene, visit with Santa, listen to the Victorian carolers, free performances at the Stage Company, ice carving, carriage rides, face painting, delicious treats and more. Dec. 16 from 4:30 – 9 p.m. Free. FIRST EVER South Lebanon Horse Parade
bit.ly/2F39lF0. Watch the horses line up at Roger’s Park for a horse parade through South Lebanon’s historic village. Dec. 15. Horses line up at 4:30 p.m. Parade begins at 5 p.m. Want to ride in the parade? Call or text 513- 349-6406 (must provide your own horse). Wagons are welcome!

An Old Kentucky Christmas
6080 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington; 859-586-4673; anoldkentuckychristmas.com
Travel back to colonial Kentucky with homemade cookies and candies, carolers singing joyfully and children making crafts, laughing and playing. This free event is sponsored by First Church of Christ. Dec. 6 – 7 from 5 – 8 p.m.; Dec. 8 – 9 from 2 – 8 p.m.

Christmas On Main
City of Walton, Main St., Walton; cityofwalton.org
Enjoy festive floats at the parade at 6 p.m. Local shops will serve treats and hand out goodies, Santa, wagon rides and more Dec. 7 from 5 – 8 p.m.

City of Fort Thomas Holiday Walk
Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas; ftthomas.org
Families can visit with Santa at the firehouse, enjoy a free carriage ride through town and do a little holiday shopping at Fort Thomas businesses. Dec. 2 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

City of Independence Christmas Walk
Courthouse Square; 5425 Madison Pike, Independence; cityofindependence.org
Watch a holiday parade with bright floats and characters, then head to the courthouse for a craft and vendor fair featuring local artists and shops. Santa visits, too. Dec. 1 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Covington Winter Night Bazaar
Roebling Point; 302 Court St., Covington; rcov.org/covingtonnightbazaar
A free outdoor holiday market; browse local wares, enjoy sips and small bites from local restaurants and get in the holiday spirit. Dec. 1 from 4 – 10 p.m.

Tree Farms
Nothing is like cutting down your very own family Christmas tree.

Dirr Nurseries Christmas Tree Farm
6066 Goshen Road, Goshen; 513-625-2000; dirrnurseries.com
With more than 80 acres of trees, this year there is a large selection of cut-your-own, fresh pre-cut Christmas trees and Ball and Burlap Christmas trees. Nothing beats their White Pine tree. Open daily through Dec. 22.

Big Tree Plantation
2544 S. Waynesville Road, Morrow; 513-836-0975; bigtreeplantation.com
More than 35,000 Christmas trees to choose from. Cut your own or pick from the pre-cut tree lot. On your way out, stop by the Big Tree Plantation Gift Barn for holiday crafts, decorations treats and more. Open daily through Dec. 23.

Bartels Farm
4427 Cotton Run Road, Hamilton; 513-795-2271; bartelsfarm.com
A family owned farm, each tree is treated with individual attention occupying 10 acres on the farm. Open through Dec. 2, Fri and Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun 12 – 5 p.m.

Station Road Farm
6749 Station Road, West Chester 513-777-3650; stationroadfarmandlandscaping.com
You’ll love the fresh-cut Fraser Fir variety wrapped and ready to place in your cozy home. The Christmas shop is filled with decorations, wreaths, candles, handmade bows and more. Open weekends in December.

Kinman Farms
4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington; 859-689-2682; kinmanfarms.com
Browse fresh-cut trees, handmade wreaths and unique items in the holiday gift barn. View the winter wonderland display, meet friendly farm animals, sip hot cocoa and enjoy cookies.

Santa Visits
Grab your cameras and plan for special time with Father Christmas.

Breakfast with Santa
Voice of America MetroPark; 7850 VOA Park Drive; West Chester; 513-867-5835; yourmetroparks.net
Spend time with Santa and enjoying a hot n’ tasty breakfast buffet all at once, plus entertainment by Charlie Cadabra! Sign me up! Don’t forget to grab your very one framed photo with the Big Man himself. Dec. 16, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Adults $14.95, ages 3 – 7 $12.95, free for ages 3 and younger. Register by Dec. 10.

Arctic Blast Cookies and Crafts with Santa
Community Room at Summit Park; 4335 Glendale Milford Road; Blue Ash; 513-745-8443
It’s the third annual Cookies and Crafts with Nanny Belle’s! Cookie decorating, story time and writing letters to deployed members of the military. Keep a lookout, Santa just might make an appearance! Pictures available for a small fee. Cookie supplies are first come first serve. Dec. 1, 12 – 2 p.m. Free.

Breakfast with Santa
Dave and Busters; 11775 Commons Drive, Cincinnati; 513-719-5306; evenbrite.com
Play games and meet Santa. Dec. 8, 9 – 11 a.m. $19.99 per person, includes buffet, unlimited beverages, photos with Santa, a $10 Power Card and unlimited simulator play.

Photos with Santa
Bass Pro Shops Cincinnati; 300 Cincinnati Mills Drive; Cincinnati; 513-826-5200
Cabelas; 7250 Cabela Drive, West Chester; 513-342-5300; basspro.com
The Santa’s Wonderland Christmas Village returns to Bass Pro for the 10th year, and for the first time at Cabela’s. Get a free photo with Santa. See website for details. Through Dec. 24. Free photos Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free crafts Mon – Fri 5 – 7 p.m.; Sat and Sun 12 – 5 p.m. Special hours on Dec. 24.

Breakfast with Santa
The Rusty Bucket Mason; 5035 Deerfield Blvd., Mason; 513-339-0150
The Rusty Bucket Dayton; 2812 Miamisburg-Centerville Road; Dayton; 937-436-2426; myrustybucket.com
Includes a hearty breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon and toast, plus coffee, juice or milk. Santa will be making his rounds. A portion of the proceeds goes to The Dragonfly Foundation (Mason); and A Kid Again (Dayton). Seating is limited, go to their website to make a reservation. Dec. 8, 8:30 – 10 a.m. Cost is $5 per person.

Storytelling with Santa
King Arthur’s Court Toys; 3040 Madison Road, Oakley; 513-531-4600; cincysanta.com
Gather around and enjoy stories with Santa and photo. Dec. 21 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Free.

Breakfast with Santa
Scene75; 876 OH-28, Milford; 937-619-3200; scene75.com
Santa Claus is sledding on down to Scene75 Cincinnati for a breakfast buffet including pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, and biscuits and gravy.Santa Claus is sledding on down to Scene75 Cincinnati for a breakfast buffet including pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, and biscuits and gravy. Dec. 15.
Breakfast with Santa ticket, $8 pre-register online; breakfast plus Bounce Arcade Combo, $15 (includes breakfast with Santa, and a Scene75 Arcade Card). Register in advance. Tickets are $9.50 at the door.

Breakfast with Santa
Applebee’s of Crestview Hills; 30 Crestview Hills Road, Crestview; 859-341-6708; bit.ly/2zvUCMI
Simon Kenton’s cheerleading squad will be serving up pancakes with special guest, Santa. Dec. 1 from 8 – 10 a.m. $8 per person. Register in advance.

Breakfast with Santa
Kinman Farms; 4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington; 859-689-2682; kinmanfarms.com
A home-cooked country breakfast featuring biscuits and gravy, eggs, cheesy potato casserole, pancakes, muffins and drinks. Stay and play at the farm. Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9. Tickets are $8 adults, free for ages 2 and younger. Register in advance.

Hoops for Harvest Breakfast with Santa
Dixie Heights High School; 3010 Dixie Hwy., Fort Mitchell
Join Santa for pancakes, bacon, fruit and juice breakfast then stay for a girl’s high school basketball game. Dec. 1 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 adults, $3 children.

Hot Cocoa & Cookies
Tasty and cozy holiday events!

All Aboard the Polar Express!
649 Loveland Madeira Road; Loveland; 513-369-4476; cincinnatilibrary.org
Ride The Polar Express for a day of fun. Dec. 15. Family story time at 10:30 a.m.; craft at 1 p.m.; movie at 2 p.m.; and hot chocolate served throughout the day. Free.

Holiday Crafts, Cookie Decorating and Music
The Cincinnati Dulcimer Society
6233 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati; 513-369-4488; cincinnatilibrary.org
Make a holiday craft, decorate cookies and listen to holiday songs performed by members of the Cincinnati Dulcimer Society. Dec. 15. Register in advance.

North Pole Express
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad; 513-933-8022; llebanonrr.com/northpole
Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies on the platform before boarding a train for an hour-long locomotive journey to visit Santa and his elves. Dec. 1 – 2, 7 – 9, 13 – 16, 20 – 23. Departure times: weekdays 6 and 8 p.m.; Sat 12, 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m.; Sun 12, 2, 4 and 6 p.m.; Christmas Eve 4 and 6 p.m.; Dec. 29 at 12, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Tickets $19 – $39, free for ages 2 and younger.

Christmas Movie and Hot Chocolate
Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring Branch; 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring; 859-781-6166; cc-pl.org
Curl up with hot chocolate enjoy a Christmas movie at the library. Dec. 15 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Registration required.

Kenton County Public Library Erlanger Branch
401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger; 859-962-4000; kentonlibrary.org
Visit with Santa, decorate cookies and make a holiday craft at the library.

Kenton County Public Library Covington Branch
502 Scott Blvd., Covington; 859-962-4000; kentonlibrary.org
Hot cocoa will be served while youngsters craft a holiday gift for a loved one – a hand-painted candle holder. Dec. 21 from 4 – 5 p.m.

Holiday Train Displays
Choo Choo! Go see a special holiday train display this season.

A Crystal Holiday
Krohn’s Conservatory; 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 513-421-4086; cincinnatiparks.com
Model trains chug through a frozen landscape and Applied Imagination’s miniature Cincinnati buildings bring out the city’s history within a beautiful floral atmosphere. Open daily through Jan. 6., 10 a.m – 5 p.m. Adults $7, children ages 5 – 17 $4, free for ages 4 and younger.

Christmas at the Junction
EnterTRAINment Junction; 7379 Squire Court, West Chester; 513-898-8000; entertrainmentjunction.com
See the biggest train display in the world and take a journey to the North Pole! Once you reach your destination, visit with Mrs. Claus for a cookie before seeing Santa. Open through Jan. 1; Santa goes on vacation after Christmas.

Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains
Cincinnati Museum Center; 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 513-287-7000; cincymuseum.org
Bring the whole family to explore Holiday Junction. Admission includes the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, and the newly renovated Public Landing (in the History Museum) and Dino Hall (in the Natural History & Science Museum). Daily through Jan. 27, Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; see website for special holiday hours. Tickets are $14.50 adults, $13.40 seniors, $10.50 ages 3 -12, $5.50 ages 1 – 2, free for members and ages 1 and younger.

Train Days Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 513-563-9484; heritagevillagcincinnati.org
Bring little engineers to watch model trains chug through villages, around mountains and through tunnels in large displays inside an actual historic train station and the Hayner House. Dec. 19 – 21 and 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; $3 admission, free for members.

Holiday Toy Train Display
Behringer-Crawford Museum; 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 859-491-4003; bcmuseum.org
Interactive components and more than 250 feet of model train tracks. New this year is Wiley Wahoo’s Winter Wonderland, based on the children’s book The Holiday Adventures of Wiley Wahoo & Me! Display goes on through Jan. 13. City Days for residents of Edgewood Dec. 7 from 6 – 8 p.m.; Ludlow Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Fort Mitchell and Lakeside Park Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Park Hills Dec. 16 from 1 – 5 p.m., where residents can visit the holiday exhibits for free with proof of residency. Cost is $9 adults, $8 seniors 60+, $5 ages 3 – 17, free for members and ages 2 and younger.

Holiday Train Display
Kenton County Library Covington Branch; 502 Scott Blvd., Covington; 859-962-4000; kentonlibrary.org
N-TRAK holiday train displays fill the library with merriment and delight during this fun weekend engagement. Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Dec. 2 from 1 – 4 p.m.

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a military wife and mom of two. If you don't see her writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.

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